What is the design process for having your own piece of edible art at your event?
Let me talk you through it…….
First you get in touch and tell me you want a cake. Initially I will ask lots of questions, because I really want to get a feel of who you are, and what kind of cake you’re looking for. I will ask questions about the event/wedding, how big you need the cake, discuss your flavour options, what is the most important thing for you about your cake, about how the cake will fit into the other food at your event, about the venue, your budget, I may even ask some random things like what kind of music do you like and your favourite films……it helps me make the perfect cake personally for you!
Next, we meet and you eat
Next, we get together for a Tasting and Design Consultation. We put together a mood board, we look at all the things that are inspiring you about your event and you cake.
At this point I feed you cake, because the clue is in the name ‘Tasting’ consultation. I provide 4 flavours, either from my menu, or new flavours that you have asked to try.
At the consultation we try to nail down all the finer details that will go into your cake.
Tasting and Design Consultations cost £35 for a Zoom meeting, with a box of cakes sent to you before hand.
In person Tasting and Design Consultations cost £45.
The cost of your Consultation will be deducted from the total cost of any cake over £350 at the deposit stage. Meaning, cakes that cost over £350, the consultation is part of the service!
Then it starts to come together
With all this information I will put together some idea/design sketches. Now I want you to realise, that pieces of art can change and morph, so whilst I’ll put together some sketches for you to get an idea of the designs, your final cake may not be exactly identical to sketch. This is because in the process of making the cake I may consider some of the details not ideal, and other things may work better. Art is fluid and some designs take a slightly different turn from the original sketches.
(Also, I’m a much better cake maker than I am a ‘drawer’! Seriously, my sketches are ok, but my cakes are much better.)
Once we’ve tweaked the designs and sketches to what you want I secure the date in my diary with a 50% booking fee. I then start work getting everything together for your cake delivery. I call any other suppliers that I need too, such as the venue, florists (if flowers are involved), event co-ordinators, prop hire and stylists etc, to make sure delivery goes as smoothly as possible. The design process runs right up to when the cake is delivered.
And of course I bake and decorate you cake.
At last you see it
Your cake will be made as fresh as possible, delivered and set-up at your venue for you. I never expect anyone to collect a wedding cake, and I never use third party couriers. It’s always me, setting up your cake in the best place possible to get the maximum impact, making sure you don’t have to worry about it.
So that’s it. Whilst this is the design process for most cakes, it’s not always exactly like this. So if you don’t feel comfortable with all this process, then let me know. I am very relaxed with the way I work. However, please don’t send me a photo of someone else’s cake and say ‘how much for this?’, because I’m afraid I don’t copy other peoples cake. BUT, if you want an original, designed and made only for you cake, then please get in touch.
Bronya at DCC is a part of Daisy Cake Company and delivers to Central London, Greater London and Surrey.